is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
I am celebrating with enthusiasm unknown to mankind. Today I was accepted to Michigan. A lifelong dream. Life is beyond good. I'm polishing off a bottle of Moet and going to watch some hockey and savor this feeling. I will upvote ANYTHING right now. So let's do it. Hail to the Victors!
This piece on M softball in The Detroit News yesterday is interesting, and it's definitely not a stretch to think Harbaugh is looking to create a program identity similar to what Hutch has built in her 31 year tenure and somewhat detailed in the article.
For those that aren't going to read the article, that basically comes down to fun, excellence, and playing for a coach with a tough love reputation.
Hutch (on dancing and leading the wave):
The music comes on and that's how they stay loose, and we let them do it as long as they don't get out of control or do any of that dirty dancing. It's fun to be on the field and it's fun for the players to be with their teammates. I feel like that's been a trademark of Michigan softball. People who come to our games say, 'I love to watch you play -- the kids have so much fun.' We smile a lot and we win a lot. And I believe we win because we have fun.
CC: Dennis Norfleet threads.
I knew Hutch was intimidating, I knew she was fierce and intense – just from watching that on TV, I wasn't expecting that to change. I was only expecting that to get harder, more difficult. But she's tough on us because she loves us and she wants us to be successful. She wants us to leave here as great Michigan women.
I would normally not even think to bring a subject like this to the board, but there are several mgoparents on here and I feel like I could use a bit of advice. So......
I have a child that has played soccer at the select level for 3 years now, and the team that he's been playing with is not setting records, and they are notgoing out and getting their butts kicked either......they have been competitive.
A group of the kids are now going to a Premier League......i however am not naive enough to think that my child is "premier material" Nor do I really want to travel to such far locations for a 60 minute soccer match........ Not to mention the HUGE price difference. All clubs around my area are either in limbo right now because of this premier team that is forming, and a big part of the age group is going into 7th grade so they can start playing school soccer. So Iam looking at options (and not seeing many) that we may have that doesn't involve me driving to the east side of the state 2 -3 times a week just for practice & games. Like I said, my child is not a world beater in soccer, but I do think that if he takes the step back from select to Recreation league he may just fade away from his favorite sport.
Any suggestions from the board? Mods if this does not belong , please delete
I'm heading out tomorrow from Swartz Creek MI to compete in a Half Ironman in Raleigh NC and of course the fastest route is right through Columbus, OH. Of course I have a license plate with the block M on it and VCTRS2 spelled out; what are the chances folks are going to give me crap just driving through the state?
I was thinking to myself, "Oh great, I might find myself in some 'Deliverance' situation and then I realized I'll be driving through 'By God' West Virginia next, lol. So just gas up before I hit the state line?